Quotations About / On: DYING

  • 41.
    A king should die on his feet.
    (Louis XVIII (1755-1824), French king. Alleged remark on his deathbed.)
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  • 42.
    Someone who is about to die does not mourn the dead.
    (Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Romulus the Great, act IV (1956).)
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  • 43.
    The world is the mirror of myself dying.
    (Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. "Third or Fourth Day of Spring," Black Spring (1936).)
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  • 44.
    Someone who is about to die does not mourn the dead.
    (Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist, and trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Romulus the Great, act IV (1956).)
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  • 45.
    To achieve great things we must live as though we were never going to die.
    (Luc, Marquis de Vauvenargues (1715-1747), French moralist. Refléxions et Maximes, no. 142 (1746).)
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  • 46.
    Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered—either by themselves or by others.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. Autobiography, ch. 27, ed. Charles Neider (1959).)
  • 47.
    "Avay with melincholly, as the little boy said ven his school-missis died.'
    (Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Sam Weller in The Pickwick Papers, ch. 44, p. 623 (1837).)
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  • 48.
    No young man ever thinks he shall die.
    (William Hazlitt (1778-1830), British essayist. Table Talk, "On the Fear of Death," (1821-1822).)
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  • 49.
    Dead niggers tell no tales; you go on or die!
    (Harriet Tubman (c. 1820-1913), African American escaped slave and abolitionist. As quoted in Harriet, the Moses of Her People, by Sarah Bradford (1869). Bradford was the friend and first biographer of the great abolitionist and ex-slave who, after escaping to freedom, returned nineteen times to the South and ushered more than 300 other runaway slaves, including her parents and brothers, to freedom in the North. While carrying out these extremely dangerous missions, Tubman carried a revolver. Should one of her charges tire and refuse to go on, she would point it at the runaway's head and say this, knowing that to leave anyone behind would jeopardize her rescue program and could cost many lives.)
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  • 50.
    Children would die of terror if they knew the folly and ignorance of their caretakers.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
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